Co-Star In Control: I Was Devoted to the Crazy Accurate Astrology App for A Week.
Have you ever heard of the co-star app? It’s an app that uses your unique astrology chart to give you updates and insight about how your day is going to go. It’s like a daily horoscope in your pocket! You can also connect with your friends through the app, so it can add them into your daily suggestions. I’ve always loved this app, so I thought it would be fun to put it to the test to ask the question: Is costar accurate? So, for the past five days, I opened it and did exactly what it told me to do to see if its insights really helped me or not! This is how my week started.
“Years from now, you’ll be glad you did this.”
Starting off strong, my Co-Star app filled me with affirmations about being on the right track. This week, I had to deal with a hard career decision that I couldn’t stop thinking about. I kept wondering if I would regret the decision I was making, but my app said this:
It also told me that I should share a secret with my friend Will, so I reached over text about my job dilemma, which I haven’t talked to any of our other friends about. Getting this off my chest felt great!
“Are you obsessing?”
This was the day that I was working alllllll day on stories I had to submit for one of my freelance positions. I had four stories due and I was dealing with highly annoying people that were refusing to let me interview them while I was on a strict deadline. I couldn’t help feeling overly annoyed and took any chance I had to complain about my situation.
Listening to my co-star app, I tried to calm down and feel less judgmental about the situation. We’re all very busy people with busy schedules, and we’re also all in a really weird phase of life. Instead of over-obsessing with my annoyances, I took some breaks in between writing to sit on my porch and get some sunshine.
“Being alone isn’t the only option.”
Thursday was my designated relax day. After writing all four stories I needed to, I planned to stay in bed as long as possible, watch some TV, and grab some Starbucks. But, my fiancé had other plans. He really wanted to head to the gym, which frustrated me a little.
My app told me that it might be a good idea to get out of the house — so I agreed, and actually was really glad I went. After sitting down to write stories the day before, stretching my body and getting some movement in was really helpful. My app also told me to learn new words with my friend Emily, so I texted her the definition of “numinous” which describes something that has mysterious or spiritual qualities. This was a kinda silly request but it opened up the conversation and got us talking about something else we had been meaning to chat about.
“Start a fire.”
On this day, my co-star app was all about looking beyond the obvious and making sure I didn’t lose sight of the bigger picture. On my “Do” section was making checklists, which was perfect because I had a long list of things I needed to get done that day.
My app also told me to have a conversation with my friend Ash, which was PERFECT because we already had plans to get lunch together! Ash and I were going to work on The Zillennial Zine stuff together, so it was a great opportunity to share my big ideas with her, just like my app told me to!
“Give yourself permission to feel safe every single day.”
Today, my app told me that I shouldn’t be taking everything personally and I should keep in mind that I am not always the center of attention! This was great to hear today, especially because our friends were trying to plan out when we were going to go to the county fair. I’ve been so caught up in my NEED for fall festivities that I wasn’t really listening to what other people had to say.
Overall, listening to my co-star app was more helpful than I thought it would be. Sometimes some of the tasks were just silly, but others felt great! I think I might continue to read my app daily, because even if it is not 100% accurate, it gives me a chance to sit down and acknowledge the way I am feeling, instead of just rushing through life ignoring my thoughts and emotions.
What do you think? Is costar accurate? Let us know in the comments below!